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Iwata: Nintendo considering mergers and acquisitions as an option

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said mergers and acquisitions are an option for turning the company's fortunes around in a Nikkei interview. Iwata said the company "should abandon old assumptions about our businesses. We are considering M&As as an option. For this reason, we'll step up share...

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Report: Sega to purchase Atlus' parent company for 14 billion yen [update: confirmed]

Following reports of Sega bidding on Atlus parent Index Holdings, parent company of Atlus, Japanese media company Nikkei has reported that Sega Sammy will purchase Index Holdings for 14 billion yen ($141.6 million). The deal is to be concluded in November. Sega rattled its cup at the grave of...

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Rumor: PS4 to push 'new playing options' over high-powered hardware

According to a Nikkei report sourced to an unnamed Sony Computer Entertainment employee, the PlayStation 4 will have "new playing options" as its primary selling point, rather than its hardware specs. It sounds very Nintendo-like on a broad scale, but somewhat different in execution, as those new...

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Nikkei: Nintendo to reveal larger 3DS system, 30,000 yen Wii U

Nikkei, a Japanese newspaper with a penchant for correctly reporting Nintendo-related news before its official announcement, is reporting that Nintendo is planning a version of the 3DS with a larger 4.3-inch top screen. This "3DS XL" type system, if (Andriasang's writeup of) Nikkei's report is...

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Nikkei: Seaman finds new life on the 3DS

Back in the summer of 2010, a tantalizing prospect came up: Seaman on the 3DS. It was teased by Yoot Saito, the creator of the Dreamcast original, and since then we've been all about it. We've been so about it. According to a report from Japanese news outlet Nikkei Inc. (via Andriasang), Seaman is...

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Nintendo expected to announce greater loss than forecast for first half of year

Nintendo will announce its earnings on Thursday for the first half of the fiscal year ending in March -- and the Nikkei business daily reports the House of Mario won't deliver happy news. Nikkei (via Reuters) expects the company to announce a recurring loss of ¥100 billion ($1.32B), a greater...

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3DS moves 200K+ units after price drop in Japan, hits 1.5m total

After a precipitous drop-off in sales, Nintendo dropped the price of the 3DS worldwide and, in Japan at least, the early numbers show a strong consumer response. After enjoying a steep 40 percent discount on August 11 -- from ¥25,000 to ¥15,000 -- 3DS sales spiked up the week of August 8...

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Nintendo stock down 5 percent after Wii U reveal

While our feelings were ... oh, let's be nice and say "mixed" on Nintendo's just-announced Wii U traders on the Tokyo Stock Exchange were pretty much clear about their distaste. Nintendo stock closed down five percent yesterday after the company's E3 keynote, settling at 16,970 yen ($212.44) -- a...

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Nikkei: Wii successor has touchscreen controller, will arrive in second half of 2012

The Nihon Keizai Shinbun -- the same publication that successfully "predicted" the DSi, the DSi XL and 3DS -- posted an article today stating that the Wii successor's controller will feature a six-inch touchscreen, as previously rumored. According to Andriasang's summary of the...

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Nintendo stock rises following 3DS announcement

You may have been a bit bewildered by Nintendo's out-of-nowhere announcement of a new DS a week before the North American launch of the DSi XL, but one group seems to have no issues with the timing or technology of the Nintendo 3DS: investors. Marketwatch reports that Nintendo stock rose 9.7...

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